Star battle to get act together.
RUPERT Everett has admitted when he was struggling to book acting jobs he felt like "dying".
The My Best Friend's Wedding star was bitterly disappointed when he failed to secure roles in films and became notorious for his wild ways.
The 56-year-old actor said: "I loved it - it was exciting. Being successful is always great. It opened doors.
"It's very disappointing when [doors close] but in careers you die all the time.
"Sometimes they like you and then they decide not to like you and you're lost and it's the nearest thing to dying."
Rupert has reinvented himself as an author and has an Oscar Wilde script in the pipeline he plans to turn into a film.
But the star revealed he is "proud" to have survived the cut-throat industry and come out of his rebellious phase.
Roles... Rupert Everett